Ask the Specialist: GPS Signal Tracking

Ask the Specialist: GPS Signal Tracking

Have you ever wondered about the GPS signal-tracking capabilities ‘L1P, L2E'? One of our readers asked our specialist for an explanation, and this is what he replied. We rece...

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The Age of Mobile Mapping

The Age of Mobile Mapping

Looking back over the past 30 years, it’s hard to believe just how far we’ve come in such a relatively short space of time. Geomatics students in the mid-1980s were exp...

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GPS and the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake

GPS and the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake

Nepal is prone to earthquakes and throughout the centuries the country’s capital city, Kathmandu, has been regularly struck by earthquakes which appear to have similar epicen...

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Oman Launches New Geodetic Datum

Oman Launches New Geodetic Datum

Today GNSS is widely used in Oman. High and homogeneous quality of GNSS positioning requires a geocentric datum attached to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame of which t...

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Under the Vulcano

Under the Vulcano

A two-week field trip to Iceland – that was all they were told beforehand. After one year of studying at Delft University of Technology, MSc students headed towards this geodetical...

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Co-seismic Displacement Estimation

Co-seismic Displacement Estimation

Geomatics is not primarily aimed at investigating the causes and physical phenomena related to earthquake events. It has, however, over recent years established a fundamental role...

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Indoors

Indoors

Knowing where one is inside an office, shopping centre or other giant building, and how to get to where one wants to be, is key for fire fighters, medical personnel and other resc...

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SDI Still Evolving

SDI Still Evolving

I enjoyed all the discussion and speculation at the GSDI 12 Conference in Singapore last October over what ‘SDI 2.0’ would look like. There were also exciting ideas a...

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Location Communication

Location Communication

A fire-fighter can pretty easily get lost and disorientated when surrounded by smoke in the middle of the night. GPS navigation is great, but not for working inside buildings beca...

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Foresight in Survey Education

Foresight in Survey Education

It's no secret that GPS systems have changed surveying. To keep pace with industry, international educational systems need to teach students how to use GPS systems and modern surve...

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Business

Business

GeoEye-1 Imagery for GoogleGeoEye has started delivering Google with high-resolution, colour satellite imagery from its newest satellite. The GeoEye-1 satellite images currently hi...

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Earthquake Prediction: New Findings

Earthquake Prediction: New Findings

Prediction of earthquakes using GPS analysis remains an unresolved but important problem. Pre-signals -changes in area measured by triangular networks of GPS receivers- were examin...

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Navigation in your Pocket

Navigation in your Pocket

In my March editorial I took you along on my adventure with fellow conference participants as we got lost in Prague. Despite having to hand a GPS device, we ended up at the wrong...

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Cadastral System in Malaysia

Cadastral System in Malaysia

A virtual reference station (VRS) was introduced in Malaysia employing real-time kinematic (RTK) equipment. The project for updating the coordinate system, designated Coordinated C...

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Mapping with Mobile Lidar

Mapping with Mobile Lidar

The use of Mobile Lidar systems enters the scene when large areas have to be surveyed at accuracy and resolution exceeding those available through aerial photogrammetry, and when u...

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Precision GPS Products

Precision GPS Products

From entrepreneurs to incorporation to becoming publicly traded and now ISO certified, Hemisphere GPS has evolved into a major player in the design and manufacture of precision GPS...

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Aerial Survey of the Maldives

Aerial Survey of the Maldives

The April 2008 issue of GIM International (page 11) summarised a project to map the Maldives as an example of how aerial photogrammetry is today applied for mapping large, complex...

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